http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FfisiaIjRFk It's possible to make undies in a welfare state as long as you don't have to advertise or pay for expensive retail. This is a rather wonderful no-budget video of an undies making hosiery loom worked by the people who own it at a small leicestershire factory. That's how to make clothes and pay the costs of a welfare state I think.
Planb4fashion may be easier to read on a single page
a blog by Veganline.com which is a vegan shoe shop